Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
It will also mean that teams like LA and Detroit don't feel he and his agent are worth the hassle or the extra $$$. I wouldn't see it as a defining moment at all. The team has ponied up for Dunn. Not ponying up for Andrew Miller would be small potatoes by comparison, in my opinion. There are other intriguing talents out there, and, as we know, the draft is an inexact science. Which is not to say I wouldn't like them to take Miller -- I would. I just wouldn't see it as a sign that the organization is fundamentally screwed up.
I would take it as a bad sign that top talents and their agents can subvert the purpose of the draft by making dollar demands that steer these talents to the big money clubs.
Miller's been the consensus top pick in this draft for three years. That almost never happens. I'm not interested in excuses from the Reds, I want the giant dominant southpaw that everyone recognizes as the single best talent on the board. Sometimes greatness falls into your lap. Just because other franchises may be playing hot potato with it doesn't mean the Reds should follow suit.
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